Sep 11, 2010
Podcast manga review of Andromeda Stories Volume 1 by Keiko Takemiya. Story by Ryu Mitsuse. Translated by Magnolia Steele. Published by Vertical, $11.95, Rated 13+.
From the back cover:
Cosmoralia's Prince Ithaca is about to wed Princess Lilia of
Ayodoya and be crowned Astralta III. The apparently favorable
celestial bearings mean he will be no mere monarch but holy king of
a new "papacy". Alas, the peaceful inhabitants of Planet Astria
have no clue that they're next in line for invasion by a ruthless
machine force--a threat that seems to metaphorize the inherent
perils of politics and desire in this multilayered saga. The
tension slowly mounts to an unbearable pitch in this ominous first
volume of three.
Following the conclusion of her award-winning and epochal To Terra..., Keiko Takemiya paired up with science fiction legend Ryu Mitsuse to create yet another milestone that was shortly made into an animated TV feature. Andromeda Stories is comics pioneer Takemiya's second work to appear in English.
My Rating: A+
You can read a free preview of Volume 1 at: http://www.vertical-inc.com/previews/andromeda/index.html